This week in the Oracle/Google trial: Week 2

One of the biggest trials in the recent history of the tech industry is in full swing, as Oracle (s orcl) and Google (s goog) debate whether or not Google improperly used technology from Oracle’s Java when developing Android. Here’s what happened during Week 2.

WayIn takes on Twitter-based voting with TwitPolls

WayIn is announcing TwitPolls, the creatively named platform for distributing polls on — you guessed it — Twitter. The service will let sports teams, brands, TV producers and ad agencies build Twitter polls and measure voting in real time, increasing engagement and building loyalty with fans.

Scott McNealy’s Wayin nets $14M in Series B funding

Wayin, the social networking startup launched by Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy, just closed $14 million in Series B financing, bringing its total backing to $20 million. U.S. Venture Partners led the round and USVP partner Rick Lewis is joining the board of the Denver-based company.

Scott McNealy on the startup experience

It’s not 1982 anymore. Twenty-nine years after co-founding Sun Microsystems — a company that once boasted a $200 billion market cap — McNealy is a known commodity in the Valley, and that makes life a lot easier when it’s time to launch a new venture.

12 tech leaders’ resolutions for 2012

How are people like Sun co-founder Scott McNealy, Paypal co-founder Max Levchin, Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg, Cisco CTO Padmasree Warrior and Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley approaching 2012? We asked 12 of the best-known tech industry leaders to share their New Year’s resolutions with us.

Scott McNealy’s new venture WayIn makes everything a game

Sun Microsystems founder Scott McNealy has a new venture, but surprisingly enough, it’s not about building big hardware or enterprise software. It’s a new social startup called WayIn that’s focused on building a community of users that can vote and comment on pretty much anything.

Scott McNealy: Meg Whitman will be good for HP

There are a lot of naysayers when it comes to the appointment of Meg Whitman as the new chief executive of the beleaguered technology giant, Hewlett-Packard. Scott McNealy, the co-founder and ex-CEO of Sun Microsystems, isn’t one of them.

What’s Next, Now That The Sun-IBM Merger Is Off

Updated: Late last night, The New York Times reported that IBM’s (s ibm) rumored $7 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems (s JAVA) is off. The doubts about the deal were first reported by The Wall Street Journal. The Journal said that Sun’s board was divided on the wisdom of this deal.
A faction led by CEO Jonathan Schwartz wants to sell the company, while a rival band led by former CEO and Co-founder Scott McNealy doesn’t want to sell. IBM is offering between $9.10 and $9.40 a share, according to the WSJ report. The Times report said that IBM had initially offered $9.55 a share, but later shaved off the offer. Why? Read More about What’s Next, Now That The Sun-IBM Merger Is Off